Degrees and Certificates
The College of DuPage Fashion Studies program offers two degree options and three certificates.
If you complete the Fashion Design degree option, you are prepared to work as designers, pattern makers, sample makers, seamstresses, alterations specialist and theater costumers.
Selecting the Fashion Merchandising degree option will prepare you for positions in sales and management, such as manufacturer representatives, buyers, department store managers, visual display specialists and fashion coordinators.
The Fashion Design certificate concentrates on technical fashion courses and is often selected if you have completed college degrees or are interested only in the technical aspects of the fashion field. In the Fashion Merchandising certificate option, you can study for positions in sales and management, such as showroom personnel, manufacturer's representative or visual merchandiser. You can also earn the Fashion Entrepreneurial certificate and learn more about the business side of the fashion industry.
While a bachelor's degree in a related field such as business or fine arts can be beneficial, opportunities are continuing to increase for individuals who obtain an associate's degree.
Please consult a faculty advisor listed below before beginning your coursework.
- Fashion Design, Associate in Applied Science
- Fashion Merchandising, Associate in Applied Science
- Fashion Apparel Production, Associate in Applied Science
- Fashion Apparel Production
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Entrepreneurial
- Fashion Merchandising
When planning your coursework, use the Student Planning Worksheet.
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View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.
If you are considering this program as an area of study, consult with a faculty advisor in this field. To send an email, click on the name of the advisor you wish to reach:
Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 1007, (630) 942-2619
If you are unable to contact an advisor, messages may be left with the Business and Technology Division, TEC 1034, (630) 942-2595.
Sharon Scalise, Program Coordinator
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1007, (630) 942-2619
Lisa Horvatin, Program Advisor
Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592
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